His Biscuit

By JJ
@myklj999 (61563)
Olney, Illinois
July 20, 2021 10:37am CST
So I got all these flours what my mom planted years ago and my dad grew as well and they've grown ever since and they've propagated quite well and I REALLY need to thin out the back yard but anyway this is the American 'Rose of Sharon' which a rose of sharon by any other name could be several different flowers but this is also called a Common His Biscuit. (inspired by a discussion from @CuriousGab )
Finally,the plant beared a flower.[em]cheering[/em] Every year around this time the plant bears this flower.. It is not native plant and it took lots of effort...
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@janethwayne (5292)
• Philippines
20 Jul
I think here in my country we call it Gumamela.
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@BarBaraPrz (33117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Jul
What is your country?
@cahaya1983 (11310)
• Malaysia
20 Jul
They're pretty easy to grow! We have lots of red ones.
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@prinzcy (33007)
• Malaysia
21 Jul
I guess red is more common here compared to other colours. Our national flower too.
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@cahaya1983 (11310)
• Malaysia
22 Jul
@prinzcy Yeah I actually can't remember the last time I saw other colours. Red ones are everywhere I think.
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@CuriousGab (3267)
• India
21 Jul
A sweet memory of your parents and his biscuit The flower is so pretty ...
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@LadyDuck (355668)
• Switzerland
20 Jul
We also call them hibiscus and those flowers do not like a lot our winter weather. I have already killed a few.
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@NJChicaa (102716)
• United States
20 Jul
I had a beautiful Rose of Sharon at the house. Same color. I planted it as a small bush and over the years it got HUGE. It always made me smile.
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@S4mmyboy (3504)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
Yes these are all from the same family called Malvaceae. It is also the national flower of South Korea and is mentioned in the South Korean national anthem. While the other hibiscus which flower dark red colour are called as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow and shoeblackplant.
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@myklj999 (61563)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Jul
I have several color variations
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@S4mmyboy (3504)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
@myklj999 oh wow you have many color variations. The common hibiscus we find here is red and white colored. The rest are rare.
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@FaruMesh (3572)
• India
21 Jul
@myklj999 Wow looks like you have lots of color variations, that's awesome
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@allen0187 (53777)
• Philippines
17 Aug
Does his bisuit go well with tea or coffee?
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@LeaPea2417 (31855)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Jul
I love flowers like that.
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• Philippines
21 Jul
Beautiful. We have the red one here in PH
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@LindaOHio (75324)
• United States
21 Jul
A beautiful capture and a beautiful flower.
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@wolfgirl569 (47929)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Jul
Looks very pretty. Mine havent bloomed yet.
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@rebelann (89609)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Jul
I love the rose of sharon. I tried growing one but had no luck whereas mom had 4 of them, she was the one with the 2 green thumbs .... I must be the black sheep of the fambly
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@Yoshiro (264)
• Japan
21 Jul
They are pretty
@BarBaraPrz (33117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Jul
I have a purple one and a pink one in my side yard. I keep after it and cut off the seed heads so that I don't get a yardful of them.
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@RasmaSandra (46385)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Jul
A very lovely flower, I love that - his biscuit
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@GardenGerty (138480)
• United States
20 Jul
Also related to Hollyhocks and okra. Just so you know. Also can be several different colors depending on what pollinators bring in to share. At my other house I had everything from pure white through shades of pink and purple. I have not had any red ones, but I did have doubles sometimes.
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@TheSojourner (37847)
• United States
20 Jul
So beautiful, JJ. :-)
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@Juliaacv (58251)
• Canada
20 Jul
I had a Canadian version of the same coloured bloom. They are such a pretty little shurt/tree.
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@Sojourn (11829)
• India
20 Jul
We have the red ones here. My house had a hibiscus shrub long ago which became full with flowers and looked so nice.
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@topffer (42450)
• France
20 Jul
His biscuit I like only red his biscuit in a tea with a bit of ginger and some sugar. It is called bissap or karkadé in Africa.
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